Gretchen N. Rohr
...Gretchen N. Rohr is a Chesterfield Smith Fellow in Holland & Knight's Atlanta office.She
works exclusively on pro bono matters, focusing on litigating civil rights class action lawsuits on behalf of those in prisons and jails in Alabama.She
also provides post-conviction representation for men, women, and children in Georgia.Ms. Rohr
collaborates with attorneys and investigators from the Southern Center for Human Rights
and develops pro bono partnerships with other advocacy organizations to ensure the civil rights of poor people in the justice and corrections systems.
Ms. Rohr's domestic criminal justice pursuits are informed by her
background in international human rights.As a Rhodes Scholar, she completed her first law degree at Oxford University.She helped incorporate the Zimbabwe's Widows and Orphans Trust, represented displaced and dispossessed widows and worked for Women and Law and Southern Africa lobbying for policy reform and new constitutional provisions.A graduate from Georgetown University Law Center in 2003, Ms. Rohr completed two clinics at Georgetown and worked as a research assistant for Professor Charles Lawrence.
assisted with post-conviction appeals during her
internship with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund's
Criminal Division. During her undergraduate education at Macalester College in St. Paul, MN, Ms. Rohr served as Student Body President and volunteer at a variety of community agencies, including the Minnesota AIDS Project.
first year, she
was named a Minnesota Women's Public Policy Scholar; in her
third year, she
was awarded the Harry S. Truman Scholarship.Ms. Rohr completed internships with the National Center for Youth Law in San Francisco and with U.S. District Court Judge Michael Davis of Minnesota.